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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, Happy Birthday to You, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

Today's card is made from leftovers!  I had time to put my February 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit together and I had parts leftover.  Some intentional and some made by me.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I punched out the Whisper White edging using the "Decorative Ribbon" border punch.  

I took the striped Rococo Rose paper from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  It was supposed to me a whole card but I took that paper and I cut it in half. I didn't really like the back of the card to look like the front.  Then I ended up with three 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of this color paper. I was going to make three cards like this but I thought I would pace myself here and see what else I could come up with first.  I taped that strip to the Rococo Rose piece that I had cut 1" up on the left and 2" up on the right.  After taping the strip on, I taped the piece to the card base.  Then I trimmed each side of the card, making sure the edges of the ribbon piece were flush with the sides. I used this layout on the card I made on Thursday. 

I fussy cut the cake from the "Happy Birthday to You" Sale-a-Bration set and I colored it in using the Rococo Rose ink pad cube that came with my Paper Pumpkin kit. I used my blender pen to color in the flowers.  I used my dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen to color in the center of the flowers. The Daffodil Delight light Blends for the cake frosting.  And I used the light Smoky Slate Blends pen for the cake stand. I did use my Smoky Slate marker and colored some dark areas on the cake stand. I also used my Pear Pizzazz marker for the leaves.

I stamped the words from the "Sending You Thoughts" using black Memento ink.

I took the leftover punched out circle and taped it to the front of the card on top of the Rococo Rose colored paper.  Then I set the cake in place using Dimensionals. I added some leftover sequins to the circle and the card was done.

It was fun, I like this layout and I was glad I was able to use the papers from my Paper Pumpkin kit.  So my kit now made 10 (+) cards. I still have 8 more pieces of papers to use up from the kit.  Well, knowing that now, I may just make two more of this card and move on to the next color!!  If and when I do, I will share it with you here.

Thank you so much for taking a peek today,
Wanda

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Best Dressed, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

Today I am going to share with you a quick and simple card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Lovely Lipstick card stock. I didn't remember having this color but obviously I do, so no more substituting it with Melon Mambo until it's used up.  Like that ever happens!!! LOL

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and I taped a 2" x 5" piece of the "Best Dressed" Designer Series Paper (DSP) to it, making sure there is equal amounts of white showing on the two sides and bottom. 

I cut a piece of ribbon about 7" long and taped the ends around the back on the Whisper White piece.  Then I taped the piece to the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using Old Olive ink. I just love these words.  I'm thinking that maybe they should have been stamped using black Memento ink, they would have shown up better.  But this worked too and it's too late to change it now.

I die cut the words using the second largest framed dies in the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies package.  

Then I took the largest framed die and die cut the Old Olive layer.  I taped the words to the Old Olive layer and then set it in place on the card using Dimensionals.

I tied a bow and glued it to the side of the Old Olive frame.

For the final touch, I added a piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done.

Super easy, quick and cute!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, February 21, 2020

Happy Birthday to You, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Set

Here's another card I made using the "Happy Birthday to You" 2020 Sale-a-Bration set.  I am starting to like this cake image more and more.  I especially LOVE the font!!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that I layered some Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the ""Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I want to try to use larger pieces from there but these fell out when I picked up the pack, so I ran with them.

The flowery one measures 3-1/2" x 2" with a 3-3/8" x 2-1/8" layer of Whisper White behind it.

The dotted layer measures 3-1/4" x 1-3/4" with a 3-3/8" x 1-7/8" piece of Whisper White behind it.  I taped those two layers to the front of the card.  The floral one is 1/4" from the side and 1/4" from the top. 

I taped the dotted layer to the floral layer.  It's 1-1/4" from the folded edge of the card base and 1" from the top edge of the card base.

I stamped the cake using black Memento ink in Whisper White card stock. 

Next I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday to You" set using black Memento ink. I did set it up in my Stamparatus so I could add more ink to the stamp if I had to and I did have to. My ink pad was a little dryer than I like it.

I fussy cut the cake out.  The ink had a little time to dry so it didn't smear when I cut it out.

I colored in the flowers using both light and dark Petal Pink Blends pens. I colored the leaves with the light Old Olive Blends pen. I colored in the center of the flowers with the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen. I colored the cake with the light Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  And I colored the cake stand using the light Smoky Slate Blends pen.  

I set the cake in place using Dimenisonals and the card was done.

Such a fun card and I LOVE the DSP.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Happy Birthday To You, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

Today's card was made using the "Happy Birthday To You" set from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration catalog. I like this cake and it's easy enough to color.  Though I did not get the matching die cuts and probably won't because in a few weeks this set, along with the dies will retire and I feel it's not a good purchase.  I fussy cut the cake and it didn't take all that long.  And you know how much I don't like to fussy cut!!  You can see the original card here.  I made a few minor changes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday To You" set using black Memento ink. On top of the card base is a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper stack.  On the other side of the DSP is lipsticks, and make up tubes.  I did not buy the set that goes with this paper. I just liked the paper and I was glad that the one side had something that I could work with and liked.  

Now to work the DSP so you can get it on the card right was a little difficult for me. I was going by the look and placement of the DSP on the original card. Not a good plan since the words I used were different.  I ended up cutting about one inch of the DSP on the right side. I lined up the DSP on the cutter with the point (corner) of the left side on the cutting line and then my 1" mark on the cutting line.  My DSP measured 4" long on the left side and 2-3/4" long on the right.

I didn't have the scalloped edging. I don't know where that came from. So what I did was I took the largest "Stitched So Sweetly" rectangle dies and die cut the longest edge, cutting it close to the edge of the Whisper White card stock.  I set it aside while I worked on the cake.

I stamped the cake on Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it out.  I colored the flowers with both the light and dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  Then the leaves were colored with the light Old Olive Blends pen.  I colored the center of the flowers with the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen. The sides of the cake were colored with the light Daffodil Delight Blends and the cake stand was colored using the light Smoky Slate Blends pen.

I set the DSP on top of the card front and then set the cake on top of that to see where the scallops would show. I cut the scallops into two pieces. I cut the one on the left about 2" long and just used the remainder for the other side. I turned the DSP over and taped the scallops on.  There is a gap under the cake but no one is going to see it.  I did have to trim the side edges of the scallops so they were straight with the sides of the card.  I taped the DSP in place.  You want to make sure the words aren't covered and when you place the cake you want to make sure the words show and the missing scallops don't!

I set the cake in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  Now I know the dimensions of the DSP I don't feel I would have any issues making another one.  Other than a little grumbling fussy cutting the cake! LOL

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Honey Bee, Thinking of You Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I found another fun "Honey Bee" card on the internet. You can see the original here.  There's also a video on how to make the card but I recommend you watch it first before you follow along.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green.  My card open son the right and the fold is on the left.  The original card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.  

You will need to cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.

On the smaller one you will die cut the beehive dome outline form.  Not the hexagon one, just the outline of the beehive.  After die cutting it, I lined it up on the larger piece of Whisper White and then traced the beehive on to it.

I stamped the beehive onto the 4" x 5-1/4" piece using Daffodil Delight ink.  I think I should have used Crushed Curry but I liked the brighter yellow.  After stamping the hive, I set it aside to dry while I worked on the other components of the card.

I used my Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight markers and colored the flowers and stems ink. Then I die cut them.  

I stamped the bee and colored in the center with the Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I die cut the honeycomb and glued the edges of it onto the die cut opening of the beehive shape.  

I stamped the words from the "Honey Bee" set using black Memento ink. I trimmed up the edges giving them a ribbon cut. That piece measured 2-1/2" x 5/8".  I taped the words just under the honeycomb.

I took the 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White and erased the pencil lines.  I used my kneadable art gum eraser to do that.  I like to use those types of erasers because they only remove the graphite and not any paper. They don't leave a mark on the paper. And being they are kneadable you can shape them to a point or any other shape you need to.  I tend to draw pencil lines in my scoring board and I will shape my eraser to somewhat of a point and it will get inside those lines and erase my pencil marks.  Anyway, I do recommend you get one of these, they are not expensive at all and last a very long time.  Oh and they don't leave eraser stubble either!  Okay back to this piece. I taped it to the card base.

Next I set the smaller piece of Whisper White on top of the piece I just taped down. I used Dimensionals to set it in place.

I taped the flowers on and then I taped the bee.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and that was it.  The card was finished. I think it's sweet looking but I do regret not using Crushed Curry instead.  I think the flowers would have shown up better.  But it is what it is and it's not like I can't make another one, right?

I will put this set aside and play with some Sale-a-brations sets since time is running out on them sooner than it is for the other sets in the mini catalog!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Honey Bee, Thinking of You Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

Here's a card I wanted to make. I LOVE bees and with the storms we've had last year I read that 1/3rd of the bee population was wiped out.  So this year I am planting bee attracting flowers. The bees we have need all the help they can get. So I will be having lavender growing in my yard this spring.  It's a win win. The bees love it just as much as I do! I found this card here and I did change the words.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock.  On top of it is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I stamped the words from the "Honey Bee" bundle.  I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  Then I textured the piece using the "Subtle" embossing folder. I taped it on top of the card base.

I cut a 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Golden Honey" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I taped it to a 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  I then taped those two pieces to the front of the card, centering it as much as possible.

I stamped the bee hive from the "Honey Bee" set using Daffodil Delight ink.  I die cut it with the matching "Detailed Bee" dies.  I taped it in place on the layered panels piece.

I stamped the bee from the "Honey Bee" set using black Memento ink. I die cut it out as well and I taped it to the honeycomb. 

I added some gold metallic pearls to the front of the card and I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and it was done.

This was a very quick card to make. And SO darn cute.  I want to make more but I have only just begun with the DSP and this set, so I think I may have to pace myself.  I probably should go back to Sale-a-Bration sets because they will be retiring at the end of March whereas this set will be active from January - June 2020 as stated on the front cover of the mini catalog.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Monday, February 17, 2020

Witty-cisms, Baby Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Here's a cute little non-gender specific baby card.  I plan on making this same layout in Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo and Coastal Cabana.  I won't be sharing them with you like this but I may post them all in one photo so you can see the fun colors.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of the base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was stamped with the "Buffalo Plaid" stamp using Daffodil Delight.  Set it up in your Stamparatus so you can stamp it over a couple of times to get a nice solid print.  

I wrapped a piece of white ribbon around the top layer and taped the ends on the backside.  I taped them down with scotch tape. Then I taped the whole piece to the front of the card.

I took a piece of ribbon and tied the bow on the side.

Next I stamped the baby carriage image from the "Witty-cisms" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut it using the third smallest "Stitched Nested Labels" die.  I also die cut a Crushed Curry one the next size larger and then using the next size up from that I die cut a Whisper White one for the final layer.

I colored the carriage using the Daffodil Delight marker and added a little highlight using the Crushed Curry marker.  I colored the heart in using the Flirty Flaming marker.

I taped all of those layers together and set them in place on the front of the card over the ribbon.  I used Dimensionals to set it in place and that was it.  The card was done. So cute, so easy and oh SO quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Children's Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog


I found this adorable card on Pinterest.  I thought it was so cute and I'm SO loving this "Bonanza Buddies" set/bundle.  I love it when I don't even have to stamp the characters. This one was printed on the Designer Series Paper (DSP) so you can use the matching die cut to just simply cut it out and it's good to go!


The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  And the top layer was cut at 3-3/4" x 5".

The ribbon tipped DSP pieces were cut at 4-1/2" x 2" for the Bermuda Bay piece and 1-1/2" x 4" for the yellow one.  This measurement is before they are punched with the "Triple Banner" punch.  I taped them in place on the top Whisper White piece.

I took some Bermuda Bay ribbon that I had and put it around the front of the card and taped the ends on the back.  Then I slipped a piece of ribbon under the ribbon and tied a knot. I like adding this type of knot because I can slide it and place it anywhere I want even after I tied it.

Next I die cut the second smallest "Stitched Circle" die using Whisper White card stock.  On that same piece of card stock, I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using black Memento ink.  I used the third smallest "Stitched Nested Labels" die to cut the words out.  I cut both the circle and words out at the same time.  

I punched out the Crushed Curry leaves from the "Spring" punch.  This is such a fun punch and I don't use it enough.  

I added Dimensionals to the back of the circle and then I taped the end of the spring to the back of the circle. I wanted it to be popped up but without the Dimensional being on top of it.  I did set a Dimensional just right so it helped stick the spring in place too. I removed the protective backing and set the circle in place.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the bird and I set it in place over the ribbon.

The words were added using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I love the colors and especially the layout.  I try to use some of the DSP sheets sparingly because I like them so. But they will be retiring at the end of March and I will be sad if I don't make a better effort to use them up.  

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda



Saturday, February 15, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration


Today I thought I would get out my sponges and see what kind of trouble I could get into with them.  I took a brand new one and cut it into 4ths.  I prefer to have my sponges a bit larger than most. I use a large clip to hold my sponge so I don't get my fingers all inky. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I lightly loaded up my sponge with Bermuda Bay ink. I gently swirled the sponge across the card stock in a elliptical motion.  It was strange to do at first because I was used to doing circles.  Once I got my oval as large as I thought I would like it, I stopped.  My oval starts about an inch from the top of the card base and is about 3" long and 2" wide.  I hope that helps you out some.

I stamped the stem from the "Thoughtful Blooms" 2020 Sale-a-Bration set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I think I should have used Old Olive, the Pear Pizzazz is a bit on the lighter side and the Bermuda Bay showed through a bit. I did not set this up in my Stamparatus. If I had I would have inked it up and stamped over it again to make it darker.  I did the same with the leaf.  Still not thinking to set it up in the Stamparatus.  

I stamped the flower from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set using Daffodil Delight. I used the solid flower image here.  I punched it out using the matching "Small Blooms" punch.  Both the stamp set and the punch are Sale-a-Bration items.  The flower is easy enough to fussy cut out if you don't have the punch.

I stamped the words from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I wanted to make a "thinking of you" card.  I make a lot of birthday cards and not very many thinking of you cards and I sell out of the thinking of you cards pretty quickly at the craft fairs.  The words were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink.

I set the flower in place using a Dimensional.  And then I added a small rhinestone to the center of the flower and the card was done.

This is a very quick, easy and simple card to make.  I think I'm going to make a few more and maybe change the color of the background.  And I WILL set up the stem and leaf in the Stamparatus to make sure I get them more solid.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, February 14, 2020

Here's a Card, Birthday Card, Best Dressed DSP, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Looking for a quick and simple card that makes a big statement without a lot of time and work?  This is it. I LOVE this layout.  It's perfect for those smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you have sitting around.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3" x 3" piece of DSP from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper pack.  Cutting it 3" x 3" allowed me to make 4 cards from one piece of DSP.  Plus I had a piece that was just a bit over 3" so I cut it to 3" x 3" and made five cards all together.

I cut a 3-1/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I taped the DSP to the upper part.  

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using Gorgeous Grape ink.

I took some retired ribbon that I had and wrapped it around the panel and taped the ends on the back using scotch tape.  I then taped the panel to the card base.  And VIOLA!  The card was done.

It's such a quick card to make. I was going to make a bow but I thought I would just keep it simple. Plus I was making five cards and I really wasn't in the mood to make five bows!!! SO lazy!! LOL

I can see myself using up some of my DSP stash with this layout.  I would make not only birthday cards, but thinking of you, thank you and sympathy.  This would also make a great Mother's Day card too!  And with the right DSP you could make wedding and anniversary cards as well.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Small Bloom Punch, Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card, 2020 Sale-a-Bration

Today's card came from the internet.  I found it here.  I had friends over stamping on Tuesday and Sharon and I worked on a few of these cards.  We set up the Stamparatus so we could stamp a few cards each and quickly.  It was fun. I LOVE using the Stamparatus for quick reproduction of cards.  It sure makes swapping less of an effort.  Anything to help out!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

The Old Olive green leaves were stamped first.  The upper one first and then the stamp was cleaned and moved to the bottom part of the card front.  Then that leave image was stamped.  

Then the diamond strip image was stamped. It too had to be stamped in two sections.  I used Soft Sea Foam for that one.

From there we were on our own with the stamping. The tiny flowers were added. The original card looks like it used Rococo Rose but I don't have that color so we used Flirty Flamingo.  The next closes color to it other than Blushing Bride.

Then we stamped the Daffodil Delight dotted image. I'm sure it's supposed to be buds or seed pods.

The large flowers were stamped on scrap card stock using Highland Heather ink and punched out with the "Small Bloom" punch.  Both the punch and the "Thoughtful Blooms" stamp set are Sale-a-Bration items. The flowers were then set in place using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Butterfly Wishes" set and they were stamped using black Memento ink. Then they were die cut with an oval die.

A Flirty Flamingo scalloped circle was die cut and the two ovals were taped together and set in place using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch, small rhinestones were set on the inside of each punched flower.

It's such a pretty card. It's simple and colorful.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Children's Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today's card is from Pinterest but with a few changes. You can see the original card here.  What caught my eye here was the dotted Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Birthday Buddies 12" x 12" pack.  It's festive and fun!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock.  The sheet of card stock was cut in half on the short 8-1/2" side.  This card measures 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it in half.

I taped on a piece of the DSP to the bottom of the front of the card.  My piece was 4" wide and not 4-1/4" like the original card shows.  My piece was left over in my package and I figured I could make it work.

Because my DSP wasn't wide enough, I took a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight card stock and cut it 1/4" x 4".  I glued it in place. I was going to use tape but I thought I would make a mess of it. It was much easier to draw a line of glue than to get the tape across the card perfectly. Plus my tape was wider than the strip.  

Next I die cut the tag that was in the "Bonanza Buddies" bundle.  I used Whisper White card stock to cut it.

Then I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies" set using Bermuda Bay ink.

I stamped the bird on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and colored in the beak using my Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers.  I did stamp the bird using my Stamparatus so I could get a nice solid black bird.  I didn't want it to have light spots or blotches.  The Stamparatus has made me a better stamper. My images are crisp and clear and look more professional.  I rarely stamp without it anymore.

I die cut the circles using the "Layering Circles" Framelits.  I die cut the small one using a scrap piece of Coastal Cabana and the scalloped circle was die cut using a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay.  I taped those two circles together and then I taped them to the tag. 

I set the tag in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals and I added the bird using Dimensionals as well.  

I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Children's Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2020 Spring Catalog

I found today's card on Pinterest.  I thought it was such a cute card and I love the colors VERY much! I just can't seem to get enough of this "Bonanza Buddies" stamp set. And of course I bought the bundle so I could have the dies to go along with it.  I've gotten to where I just hate to fussy cut anything anymore so the dies are a must!  Plus they save a LOT of time.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock.  On top of that I had cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I taped a 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay to the top and a 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" package.  

I took a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon that I had and I taped the ends to the back of the Whisper White piece.  Then I taped that to the card base.

Next I die cut the hexagons from the "Stitched Nested Labels" dies.  I used the second largest one for the Poppy Parade piece and the third largest one for the Whisper White piece.  After assembling I realized that I should have used the first largest one for the Poppy Parade piece and the second largest one for the Whisper White piece.  But it still worked out fine.

I stamped the Koala bear from the "Bonanza Buddies" using Smoky Slate ink.  The words were stamped using Bermuda Bay ink.  I stamped the hat separate using Daffodil delight.  I die cut it with the matching hat die.

I taped the hexagons together and then I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  

I added a Dimensional to the hat and set it in place on the Koala's head.  I added a Bermuda Bay pompom to the tip of the hat.

I forgot to add a piece of ribbon to the left side and tie it in a know. I may do that later but I think it looks good without it too.  I also forgot to add the balloon. Now you are going to have to go look at the original card to see the ribbon and the balloon!  I will probably add the balloon after I'm done posting this. And maybe not. I think it looks fine without it too!

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.

I was happy to find a card that used the ice cream cones.  That was a busy background and I wasn't sure how I was going to use it.  I had used a small piece of it on a different card.  I don't think it can be used any bigger than this or it will overtake the card.  Anyway, I like the card and I can see myself making more.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, February 10, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Children's Birthday Card, Stampin' Up! 2020 Spring Catalog

I found this fun card on the internet. I thought it was SO cute plus it used some pretty busy Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I thought I would have trouble working with.  It's just perfect here!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 2" x 4-3/4" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock that was textured using the "Corrugated" embossing folder.  And next to it is a 2" x 4-3/4" piece of DSP from the "Birthday Bonanza" 12" x 12" package.  The DSP was taped down first and then the Bermuda Bay piece. I taped the DSP and glued the Bermuda Bay. I don't feel that tape holds that texture very well.  Plus pushing down with the tape runner can flatten the texture in parts.

I die cut the tag. There's a die cut in the "Bonanza" dies pack.  I stamped the words on it from the "Bonanza Buddies" stamp set and I set it aside while I worked on the Koala bear.

I stamped the bear using Smoky Slate ink.  I set it up in my Stamparatus so I could get a nice solid image. I stamped him twice.  Then I die cut him out. I also stamped the hat using Poppy Parade ink and I die cut that out too.  I glued the hat to the head and set it aside.

I took some Bermuda Bay ribbon (mine is retired) and I cut a piece and slipped it through the opening of the tag. I took a clip and pinched the two ends so I could have my hands free to tie the bow using Baker's Twine.  

I set the tag in place using Dimensionals.

Then I set the Koala bear in place using Dimensionals.  I added a pom pom to the tip of the hat and the card was done.

This was a very fun, easy and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda